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Public Release: 23-May-2018
Physical Review Letters
Nuclear physicists leap into quantum computing with first simulations of atomic nucleus
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are the first to successfully simulate an atomic nucleus using a quantum computer. The results, published in Physical Review Letters, demonstrate the ability of quantum systems to compute nuclear physics problems and serve as a benchmark for future calculations.
DOE/Office of Science Advanced Scientific Computing Research

Contact: Rachel Harken
harkenrm@ornl.gov
865-576-2057
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 23-May-2018
Advanced Functional Materials
Understanding light-induced electrical current in atomically thin nanomaterials
Scientists demonstrated that scanning photocurrent microscopy -- an imaging capability just added to Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials -- could provide the optoelectronic information needed to improve the performance of devices for power generation, communications, data storage, and lighting
US Department of Energy

Contact: Ariana Tantillo
atantillo@bnl.gov
631-344-2347
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 21-May-2018
Raising the heat to lower the cost of solar energy
Sandia National Laboratories will receive $10.5 million from the Department of Energy to research and design a cheaper and more efficient solar energy system.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Kristen Meub
klmeub@sandia.gov
505-845-7215
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 21-May-2018
Hotstick USA licenses ORNL direct-current detector for emergency responder safety
North Carolina-based Hotstick USA has exclusively licensed a direct-current detector technology developed by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory to help emergency responders safely detect high voltages.
US Fire Administration, US Department of Homeland Security

Contact: Sara Shoemaker
shoemakerms@ornl.gov
865-576-9219
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 18-May-2018
Science Advances
Diamond 'spin-off' tech could lead to low-cost medical imaging and drug discovery tools
An international team has discovered how to exploit defects in nanoscale and microscale diamonds and potentially enhance the sensitivity of magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear magnetic resonance systems while eliminating the need for their costly and bulky superconducting magnets.

Contact: Glenn Roberts Jr.
geroberts@lbl.gov
510-520-0843
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 17-May-2018
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Riding bacterium to the bank
Jet fuel, pantyhose and plastic soda bottles: all three could be made from bioengineered bacteria, as Sandia National Laboratories has now demonstrated.
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Contact: Jules Bernstein
jberns@sandia.gov
925-294-2612
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 17-May-2018
Nature Communications
Supersonic waves may help electronics beat the heat
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory made the first observations of waves of atomic rearrangements, known as phasons, propagating supersonically through a vibrating crystal lattice -- a discovery that may dramatically improve heat transport in insulators and enable new strategies for heat management in future electronics devices.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Dawn Levy
levyd@ornl.gov
865-576-6448
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-May-2018
ORNL facility receives American Nuclear Society's historic landmark designation
The American Nuclear Society has designated the Radiochemical Engineering Development Center at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory an ANS Nuclear Historic Landmark, recognizing more than 50 years of isotope production and nuclear fuel cycle research.

Contact: Jason Ellis
ellisjk@ornl.gov
803-804-4122
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-May-2018
Argonne's TechConnect hat trick
Argonne National Laboratory nanoscientist Anirudha Sumant has earned a TechConnect Innovation Award for the third year in a row. The award recognizes Sumant's work on nitrogen-incorporated ultrananocrystalline diamonds for application as a portable electron source in field emission cathodes. The technology was developed in partnership with Euclid Techlabs to create a superior field emission electron source for use in linear accelerators.

Contact: Diana Anderson
ddanderson@anl.gov
630-252-4593
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-May-2018
Remote Sensing of Environment
New technique reveals details of forest fire recovery
Do you know someone who's so caught up in the details of a problem that they 'can't see the forest for the trees'? Scientists seeking to understand how forests recover from wildfires sometimes have the opposite problem.

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
kmcnulty@bnl.gov
631-344-8350
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-May-2018
PNNL successfully vitrifies three gallons of radioactive tank waste
Approximately three gallons of low-activity Hanford tank waste were vitrified at PNNL's Radiochemical Processing Laboratory in April. The laboratory-scale demonstration is an important step toward the eventual treatment of millions of gallons of hazardous waste generated during past plutonium production at Hanford.
DOE/Office of Environmental Management

Contact: Susan Bauer
susan.bauer@pnnl.gov
509-372-6083
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-May-2018
Nature
Quarks feel the pressure in the proton
Inside every proton in every atom in the universe is a pressure cooker environment that surpasses the atom-crushing heart of a neutron star. That's according to the first measurement of a mechanical property of subatomic particles, the pressure distribution inside the proton, which was carried out by scientists at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Kandice Carter
kcarter@jlab.org
757-269-7263
DOE/Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

Public Release: 16-May-2018
Nature
Exploration of diverse bacteria signals big advance for gene function prediction
Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, including researchers at the US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, have developed a workflow that enables large-scale, genome-wide assays of gene importance across many conditions. The study, 'Mutant Phenotypes for Thousands of Bacterial Genes of Unknown Function,' has been published in the journal Nature and is by far the largest functional genomics study of bacteria ever published.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Julie Chao
jhchao@lbl.gov
510-486-6491
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 15-May-2018
PNNL part of a new national center for near-atomic resolution of biological molecules
A collaboration between the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Oregon Health & Science University has been chosen as a national center for a Nobel Prize-winning method of imaging, cryo-electron microscopy, that is revolutionizing structural biology.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Tom Rickey
tom.rickey@pnnl.gov
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 15-May-2018
Two cool: A pair of patents filed on breakthrough materials for next-gen refrigerators
Consortium members have filed a pair of provisional patent applications on two caloric materials, which are compounds that generate strong cooling effects when acted upon by magnetic, electric, or mechanical forces

Contact: Laura Millsaps
millsaps@ameslab.gov
DOE/Ames Laboratory

Public Release: 11-May-2018
PPPL physicists to create new X-ray diagnostics for the WEST fusion device in France
A team of PPPL scientists has won a DOE Office of Science award to develop new X-ray diagnostics for WEST -- the Tungsten (W) Environment in Steady-state Tokamak -- in Cadarache, France.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Raphael Rosen
rrosen@pppl.gov
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 10-May-2018
Nature Communications
Nanodiamonds are forever
Argonne researchers have created a self-generating, very-low-friction dry lubricant that lasts so long it could almost be confused with forever.
DOE/Basic Energy Science, DOE/Advanced Scientific Computing Research

Contact: Diana Anderson
ddanderson@anl.gov
630-252-4593
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 10-May-2018
Science
Tau-tolly microtubular!
Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California, Berkeley have combined cutting-edge cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) with computational molecular modeling to produce a near atomic-resolution model of the interaction between microtubules -- crucial components of eukaryotic cell ultrastructure -- and microtubule-associated proteins called tau.

Contact: Glenn Roberts Jr.
GERoberts@lbl.gov
510-486-5582
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 10-May-2018
Physical Review X
Profiling extreme beams: Scientists devise new diagnostic for particle accelerators
The world's cutting-edge particle accelerators are pushing the extremes in high-brightness beams and ultrashort pulses to explore matter in new ways. To optimize their performance -- and to prepare for next-generation facilities that will push these extremes further -- scientists have devised a new tool that can measure how bright these beams are, even for pulses that last only quadrillionths or even quintillionths of a second.

Contact: Glenn Roberts Jr.
geroberts@lbl.gov
510-486-5582
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 10-May-2018
Science
Levitation yields better neutron-lifetime measurement
Being repulsive can have its advantages. In the case of an experiment at Los Alamos National Laboratory's linear accelerator, a repulsive magnetic field and a clever detector system are allowing ultracold neutrons to be levitated so their actual lifetimes can be more accurately measured.

Contact: Nancy Ambrosiano
nwa@lanl.gov
505-667-0471
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

Public Release: 9-May-2018
APS-CNM Users Meeting helps scientists plan for an even brighter future
The Advanced Photon Source and Center for Nanoscale Materials will host the APS-CNM Users Meeting to be held at Argonne from May 7 to 10.
United States Department of Energy, Basic Energy Sciences (BES)

Contact: Karen Mellen
kmellen@anl.gov
630-252-5325
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 9-May-2018
New Journal of Physics
Revealing the mysteries of superconductors: Ames Lab's new scope takes a closer look
The US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory has successfully demonstrated that a new type of optical magnetometer, the NV magnetoscope, can map a unique feature of superconductive materials that along with zero resistance defines the superconductivity itself.

Contact: Laura Millsaps
millsaps@ameslab.gov
DOE/Ames Laboratory

Public Release: 9-May-2018
Nature
The weak side of the proton
A new result from the Q-weak experiment at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility provides a precision test of the weak force, one of four fundamental forces in nature. The proton's weak charge was found to be QWp=0.0719±0.0045, in excellent agreement with Standard Model predictions. Because the proton's weak charge is so precisely predicted in this model, the new Q-weak result provides insight into predictions of hitherto unobserved heavy particles
US Department of Energy Office of Science, National Science Foundation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canadian Foundation for Innovation

Contact: Kandice Carter
kcarter@jlab.org
757-269-7263
DOE/Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

Public Release: 9-May-2018
Geophysical Research Letters
Powerful hurricanes strengthen faster now than 30 years ago
Hurricanes that intensify rapidly -- a characteristic of almost all powerful hurricanes -- do so more strongly and quickly now than they did 30 years ago, according to a study published recently in Geophysical Research Letters. The phenomenon is due largely to a climate cycle known as the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: Tom Rickey
tom.rickey@pnnl.gov
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 7-May-2018
SimEarth
Argonne joins its sister national laboratories in powering a new Earth modeling system with supercomputers. The system features weather-scale resolution and can help researchers anticipate decadal-scale changes that could influence the US energy sector in years to come.
US Department of Energy Biological and Environmental Research, Advanced Scientific Computing Research

Contact: Brian Grabowski
bgrabowski@anl.gov
630-252-1232
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

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